Buddhist Temple in Mongar

Yakgang Lhakhang

A short drive southwest of town is this little-visited but interesting lhakhang, founded in the 16th century by the son of Pema Lingpa. As you enter the main hall, notice how the original entrance on the far wall...

Buddhist Monastery in Mongar

Mongar Dzong

Mongar Dzong

The Mongar Dzong was established in 1930 to replace the original Shongar Dzong, although the original utse (central tower) dates from an earlier age. It's unusual because it has two entrances. There are four...

International in Mongar

Lotus Pond Restaurant

For a change of scene seek out this cheerful local restaurant with an ambitious veg and nonveg menu that includes Bhutanese, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and continental dishes. We recommend the chicken chilli and...

Bakery in Mongar

Puensom Confectionery & Bakery

The Puensom is the place to load up on acceptable pizza, doughnuts, apple pie, fruit cake and chocolate eclairs. Your best bet is to ask what was baked on the day you're there and make that your choice. Instant...

Buddhist Site in Mongar

Prayer Wheel

The large prayer wheel under the clock tower usually shelters a few of Mongar's old-timers shooting the breeze.

Landmark in Mongar

Clock Tower

The forlorn clock tower, with one clock face telling the wrong time and three clock faces missing, overlooks the small park near the old part of town.